Jan 16, 2013 4:30pm PST
in the capital gains tax, which didn't come to fruition, but nevertheless, prudent visitorinvestors sold the stock. and from that standpoint, the stock attracts current levels, especially out of earnings. >> susie: and earnings are coming out next week, and we'll be tracking that. and we'll see how the stock does after that. thanks, david, david garrity. >> tom: investors sorting through a slew of economic data today. u.s. industrial production hit its highest point in more than four years in december, while consumer prices, were flat last month, pointing to muted inflation pressures. still, the u.s. major averages ended mixed: the dow off 23 points, pulled lower by weakness in boeing shares, the nasdaq rose six, the s&p up just a fraction. >> susie: and the federal reserve's latest snapshot of the u.s. economy isn't picture perfect, but it is positive. today's beige book report showed signs of solid overall economic growth. each of the fed's 12 districts showed either "moderate" or "modest" growth, steady or expanding real estate activity, and some growth in consumer spending from decem
Jan 18, 2013 4:30pm PST
run and now they know what their tax situation is of for 2013 based on what happened in washington recently, and the ones work say i have nigh job, interest rates are low. it's not that bad. i want to take my vacation. >> susie: is business strong enough that you're going to add some jobs and what are your hiring plans? >> every time we launch a new ship, it brings on a lot more employees. we're 20,000 strong at this point. and if you think about there are a couple of thousand that come along with each new ship we're building in the future here. >> susie: kevin, thank you so much. great talking with you. >> appreciate it, take care. >> reporter: still ahead, more than half a million people are expected to converge on washington this weekend for the president's inauguration. we'll take a look at the economic impact. >> tom: u.s. stocks were little changed, despite a big jump in growth in china. china's economy rose by nearly 8% during the last three months of 2012, up half a percent from the previous quarter. still, for the year, china's posted its weakest annual performance since t
Jan 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
that was good risk/reward. on the dividend theme i think our call was that the tax rate wasn't going to rise the way it was written in the law. we have seen that and this is a pretty compelling group of stocks. you have low payout and bond rates are low so you can buy dividend stocks that yield well relative total attorney difficults in the bond market. on the megacap stocks you have a lot of large high quality american companies that should be able to grow at or higher than the rate of the market or cheaper than the market and also have those higher dividends. >> susie: and the other two sectors that you also recommend to your morgan stanley clients, health care, companies like cardinal health, and industrials like honeywell, general motors what is the story there? >> well, for health care look, when you want to be a little defensive in the markets's natural for people to think about two sectors, health care and staples. we really like health care more than staples right now. we see that pretty clearly. health-care companies are beating estimates more, they have higher cash balances and you
Jan 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
adjust to smaller paychecks due to higher taxes. >> the hit toncom are going to be a first quarter event for the most part, so much of that effect will be felt in the first quarter and it gradually dissipate in our view as the year wears on. >> reporter: so, what will it take for the economy to return to much stronger footing. many say the answer lies with the housing market, which needs to built a stronger foundation. that brings us back to lenane and one of her listings. it's a five bedroom condo with river views. it can be yours for $4.75 million. >> to be able to get 3,100 square feet in manhattan is a real rarity, especially the bedroom count because people are really having families and staying in the city. and, this apartment really speaks to that. so that's why we've had such great traffic. >> reporter: traffic maybe, but will it sell? perhaps if the economy continues to show fresh signs of life. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: disappointing. that describes the last quarterly financial performances from two of the country's biggest banks, bank of america and citigroup.